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EMC Engineer – Test Lab

G&W Electric Co

This is a Full-time position in Schaumburg, IL posted May 3, 2021.

Position Summary: 

The EMC Test Engineer will work in the G&W Test Lab and is responsible for the engineering and execution of EMC tests performed on products for New Product Development and sustaining activities, which includes Switchgear, Control, and Sensing products.  The EMC Test Engineer determines processes and procedures, schedules, equipment selection, coordination with outside laboratories, and is responsible for the creation of Test Reports. 

Primary/Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Receiving and responding test request from New Product Development team
  • Review request and test to relevant standards to including, but not limited to ANSI C62.41, IEEE C37.90.1, IEEE C37.90.2
  • Validate test plans and manage testing at in-house Lab and at 3rd party Lab
  • Perform Immunity and RF Emissions tests including Radiated Immunity, Surges-BIL, Surges-EFT, Mag Field Pulse, AC/DC Dips, AC/DC interruptions
  • Provide test results and analysis to appropriate parties
  • Provide design input based on test results and analysis
  • Identify functional problems and suggest solutions, if necessary, modify test plan to learn the most from testing (working with requestor)
  • Draft Initial Test Report and coordinate with requestor for conclusion and approval
  • Maintain EMC Test Report Database
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of applicable (IEC 61000-4 series, IEEE C37.90 series and other) standards
  • Coordinate calibration and maintenance of test equipment with Calibration Department and/or manufacturer
  • Assist in the design, construction and installation of equipment as required to improve testing operations
  • Develop schedules, coordinate and manage projects of minor to major size with little to no supervision
  • Participate in design and safety reviews and provide recommendations

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related technical discipling 
  • Minimum 3 years EMC/EMI compliance and/or pre-compliance testing experience
  • Knowledge of radiated and conducted emissions and susceptibility testing, electrostatic discharge (ESD), electric fast transients (EFT/Burst), overvoltage pulses (Surge), inducted RF conducted disturbances, radiated RF field, power frequency magnetic field, voltage dips and short interruptions
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with all associated EMC laboratory test equipment including: ESD simulators, conducted RF immunity test system, multi-function generators for immunity testing, coupling/decoupling networks, electromagnetic clamps and current injection probes, spectrum analyzers, signal generators
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Familiarity with IEC, IEEE and other standards preferred
  • Willingness to travel to perform tests in outside labs (5%) 
  • Strong desire to learn and, at all times, adhere to proper safety protocols is required
  • Able to write technical documents, like test reports, engineering standards and technical papers
  • Demonstration of mechanical aptitude with strong ?hands-on? ability

Physical Demands / Working Conditions:  

  • General Office Environment, PC use
  • Light Lifting (frequent 25 lbs or less)     
  • Stooping
  • Standing

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor